September 21, 2020/Media, Press

Rep. Mark Brody Owes a Debt to All of His Constituents, But it Remains Unpaid

UNION COUNTY – Rep. Mark Brody (HD-55) holds hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt, particularly in unpaid worker compensation. Court documents in Mecklenburg County and across the region show that Rep. Mark Brody has been brought to court for failure to pay private contractors for services rendered on his behalf at least three times. 

Brody’s actions are just one part of a greater culture of corruption in the NC GOP, which includes gerrymandering quid-pro-quo, election fraud, general nepotism and campaign finance fraud.

Brody was previously exposed for his illegal behavior in 2012, when WSOC reported that he faced civil suits for more than $50,000 from local contractors and businesses. Today, Brody has unpaid judgements from these companies and more in both Mecklenburg and Wake counties.

“Rep. Brody and his shady business deals are just another example of how Republican’s in Raleigh not only condone but reward corrupt behavior,” said Da’Quan Love, House Democratic Caucus Political Director.  It is clear from his position within the Repubilcan Caucus  that Rep. Brody is more focused on lining his own pockets and harming small business owners than helping hardworking North Carolinians.”

WSOC (2012): Candidate for NC House fights allegations

  • In the past decade, multiple businesses have filed civil suits against [Representative Mark] Brody, alleging he failed to pay them for materials and services rendered.
  • Raul’s Concrete sued Brody for an unpaid bill of more than $23,000, according to Mecklenburg County Court records. In 2010, a Mecklenburg County judge ordered Brody and his wife to pay Green Heating and Cooling $12,000 in restitution for unpaid bills.
  • Campbell owns Carolina Quality Flooring & Cabinets in Matthews, and said Brody owes him more than $4,500 for flooring and labor, though he has not filed any civil litigation against Brody.
  • Campbell did previously sue Brody under the name of his family’s carpet company for an unpaid bill of more than $15,000. He said the lawsuit never went into litigation and he was never paid for that outstanding amount, either.
  • According to a records check with the N.C. secretary of state’s office, Brody has registered a half dozen different incorporation and businesses over the past decade, five of which now appear to be dissolved.
  • When Eyewitness News found Brody campaigning outside of a library in Monroe Wednesday, he declined an on-camera interview but admitted the construction industry was in a severe plight. He also called the allegations politically motivated.